Journal Of Applied Horticulture ISSN: 0972-1045


Vinod Kumar; Bhattacharjee, S K; Suchitra

Division of Floriculture and Landscaping, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi - 110 012, India.

Key words: crop quality, cultivars, cut flowers, dimethyl sulfoxide, flowers, roses, storage, vase life, water uptake

Journal of Applied Horticulture, 2002, volume 4, issue 2, pages 99-102.

Abstract: The effects of pulsing with 2% dimethyl sulfoxide and wet cool storage (4 degrees C) for 1-5 days on the postharvest life and quality of rose cultivars Noblesse and Mercedes were determined. The vase life of both rose cultivars subjected to pulsing and wet cool storage was higher compared to that of the control. In general, water uptake and flower diameter of the cut flowers subjected to pulsing and wet cool storage decreased with storage duration, but were higher compared to those of the control.

Journal of Applied Horticulture